Category: Work of Wine
Wearing a Lot of Hats in the Wine Biz
Don Draper

I’ve always liked to wear a lot of hats. Since I was a kid I have lamented the fact that I didn’t grow up in the era of the Humphrey Bogart movies that my mom used to love watching. Sure, there were always ball caps, but you never saw men walking down the street in their suits and a nice [...]

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Winemaking: The Marriage of Science and Art
Periodic Table

There are very few areas in life where science and art intersect. The two things seem to be diametrically opposed to one another. Philosophers have fought intellectual battles about which mode of thinking is more central to the human experience. Regardless of whether or not one paradigm is preferable to the other, wine is one area where the two sides [...]

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Elbow Deep in Viognier

Small businesses always present owners with unique challenges, and a small winery is certainly no exception to that rule. All that fancy equipment that you see at the larger wineries is not always an option for a smaller place. You start out with the items that are essential to operate, and then year after year you add on as you are [...]

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